Serving Retired Career Military Officers and Spouses
The Army Residence Community was developed to serve retired career military officers and their spouses. The term “officer” includes Regular, Reserve and National Guard commissioned and warrant officers. The term “career” means either a minimum of 20 years military service (active or reserve component), of which at least 10 years must have been as a commissioned or warrant officer, or retirement for a physical disability suffered while on active duty as a commissioned or warrant officer. For eligibility, career officers must be listed on the official Military Retired Rolls. Spouses, widows and widowers of eligible officers are also welcome.
Physical Guidelines – Each applicant must, ordinarily:
- Be capable of living independently as certified by a physician.
- Be ambulatory when the entrance fee balance is paid, although the use of a cane or walker is acceptable.
- Be free of any communicable disease.
- Be at least 60 years of age when the entrance fee balance is paid (applies to applicant only and not the applicant’s spouse).
Financial Guidelines – Each applicant must, ordinarily:
- Have sufficient assets to pay the entrance fee for the residence selected.
- Have sufficient monthly income to meet the anticipated monthly maintenance fee for the residence selected.
- Have sufficient monthly income after payment of the anticipated monthly maintenance fee to satisfy normal living expenses for goods and services not provided by the community.
Other Guidelines – Each applicant must, ordinarily:
- Be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
- Carry Medicare Parts A and B, and/or a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) affiliation, when eligible.
- Have the ability and willingness to live harmoniously within the Community.